Eglise Saint-Martin

Listed or registered (CNMHS) ,  Town of art and history ,  Roman ,  19th century ,  Church at Laval

  • Saint Martin was founded in the 1050s by Guy Ist of Laval, in the Saint-Martin faubourg. It is a romanesque church.

    Saint Martin is a romanesque church. This priory was founded in the 1050s by Guy Ist of Laval. Thanks to its influence, the Saint-Martin faubourg started to develop itself around the church.

    Consctucted with ferrugineous sandstone, the bulding shows a traditional romanesque drawing. It is composed of a unique nave, a little prominent transept and a chevet with west-facing chapels.

    Murals from the 12th to the 17th century cover the walls. In the choir, the scenes illustrate the works in the fields according to the seasons.

    The church is closed for safety reasons. You can discover it from the outside or as part of a guided tour.
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